Linda Simensky Senior Director of Children's Programming, PBS
Keynote Address
Fast Track Session 1
Kids, Cartoons and Hero Culture

Linda Simensky manages the award-winning PBS KIDS programming block, working with producers, co-production partners and distributors throughout development, production, post-production and broadcast. Simensky began her career with a nine-year tenure at Nickelodeon, where she helped build their animation department and launched such popular series as Rugrats, Doug, and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network, where she oversaw the development and series production of The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy, and other major projects. Past-president of ASIFA-East, and the founder of New York chapter of Women in Animation, Simensky has lectured at numerous colleges and animation festivals, and has taught courses in animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Ms. Simensky holds a BA in Communications & History from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Media Ecology from New York University.

Meet with Linda at Fast Track Session 1 (Wednesday, September 21, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm)